What Are The Different Types of Interior Shutters?

Curtis Orton

Indoor shutters can be constructed to cover different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all indoor shutters are alike. There are a number of different kinds of shutter to to pick from, and different options within those styles with regards to construction, louver size, and beyond.

Let's talk about the different choices available for interior shutters, and how each one can add to your house.

Interior Plantation Shutters In San Jose, CA

Plantation Shutters In A San Jose Living Room.

Photo credit: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Plantation shutters in San Jose are the favored type of shutters because they allow in the light readily when open, block the most temperature when closed – and emanate beauty either way.
The wide shutter slats or louvers are one of the aspects that differentiate plantation shutters from other window treatments. You can choose louvers from 2.5” to 4.5” wide. The large louvers give you more view from your window and allow more light into your room. Linking the louvers together, the stiles are the firm vertical pieces of the shutter panel, that lets the louvers move in unison.
We present you with four superior types of indoor plantation shutters that are custom made to fit your windows just right: Polywood®Ovation® woodReclaimed Wood, and Studio Shutters.
Polywood Shutters 
Made from a premium synthetic wood substitute, Polywood shutters won’t chip, crack, warp, or split. The premium paint color on these indoor shutters won’t fade or change as they’re exposed to sunlight because of our unmatched paint that’s baked onto each shutter and infused with UV stabilizers.
Ovation wood shutters 
Ovation shutters are built by hand with furniture-grade teak and are offered in a variety of stains to enhance your current furniture and decor.
 Reclaimed Wood Shutters
Reclaimed Wood shutters are crafted from repurposed old wood that was once a part of barns, fences, and other structures. Every wood louver is unique, and together they create not only a functional shutter, but a modern work of art on your windows.
The most recent addition to the Sunburst family, Studio Shutters are a stripped-down plantation shutter that conveys the same classic look as our Polywood shutters. With a few less options than other plantation shutters, Studio shutters are a perfect option for homeowners who don't want to break the bank with their window treatments.

Traditional Colonial Shutters 

Traditional Colonial Shutters
With smaller louvers and a traditional look, colonial shutters are an older choice for San Jose.
Their louver sizes typically range from 0.75” to 1.25”.
We won’t hide the fact that plantation shutters are the preferred shutters in San Jose. When it comes to shutters that showcase elegance and reduce your energy bills, louver size is key. Whereas colonial shutters have the smaller louvers, Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters – which are built for beauty and energy efficiency – are your best choice. And note: larger louvers are easier to clean and adjust.
Are the differences in shutters somewhat clearer now? If you have any more questions on finding the best window treatment fit for your San Jose home, call Sunburst Shutters San Jose at 916-542-1305 for a free design consultation today.